Safety & Supervision

Safety and Supervision

The safety of our students is at the forefront of all Institute activities. BFSI Fellows will be led in small groups, with an adult staff/faculty to student ratio of approximately 1:6. Students will be supervised both on campus and during all excursions and off-site activities.  While the BFSI students will have opportunities for independent time, all students will remain in small groups with adult staff at designated meeting spots.  The BFSI faculty is comprised of two Program Directors, a team of eight adult mentors, and guest faculty/speakers from GMU and area organizations.

All BFSI Fellows will reside in Mason’s secure residence halls that are monitored at all times.  There will be two adult resident staff members staying in the GMU dorms — one adult male for the boy’s dorm floor, one adult female for the girls’ dorm floor. Parents and guardians can reach a member of our team at any time during the Institute.